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Previously on The Next Step...
You know, you don't have to be so mean.
The way that Emily's treating people is horrible.
Do you still want me to be dance captain?
It is time for someone to step in and be a true leader.
I say we re-choreograph the regionals routine,
get everyone on board and show Kate.
You've been too focused on dance and not focused enough on your studies.
My grades are dropping and if I don't pull them up
my mom's going to pull me out of the studio.
Why is everyone doubting my relationship with Emily?
I just want everyone to know me and Emily's relationship status.
Emily, will you be my girlfriend?
I need to signify that this is over.
At least I know where we stand.
I was maybe a little harsh.
I think Eldon will join the dance because he's fed up with Emily.
Well, I found her...dancing to your music but not your choreography.
Was Eldon there?
-Who cares if Eldon was there?
-Yeah, who cares?
Did you not just hear what I just said?
-Well, was he?
-Yeah, he was.
If he is going behind my back, really, above everyone else,
I think that would hurt me more.
So, are you in?
I don't know.
Shh. In there.
We can't do this without you.
What do you mean you don't know, man?
She just crushed your heart.
I don't think I could hurt Emily like that.
That's weak, man.
He's got to stop letting her control his every move.
So, what do you say?
I don't know. I'll have to think about it.
-Let's do it.
You know, I thought he would have just picked right up
and joined the dance, but he's second guessing things.
-Think he's going to tell Emily?
I'm not surprised. I mean, he's so in love with Emily.
I just hope it doesn't ruin everything.
# We are gonna show the world
# Everything we're made of
# We're gonna tear the roof off this place
# Stand up. #
'Right now, I'm mad at Emily
'because I did this whole romantic thing for her
'and she just blew me off'
like I was some pathetic kid.
I approach Eldon because...
Because I miss him.
Can I talk to you for a second?
I just wanted to apologise for what happened.
I really just don't want to talk to her right now,
and I can't even trust that she's actually apologising to me.
Like, she's probably just doing it for another reason.
There's just been a lot of pressure on me lately and...
Oh, sorry to hear that(!)
Look, like, I know you're mad and you should be.
I really took it out on you. But...
Is that all?
'I pull away when Emily brushes my arm because if I let her do it'
I'll probably end up falling for her again.
She's being nice to him all of a sudden.
Emily's being nice?
She must know something's going on.
'I'm so nervous that Eldon is revealing the dance.
'He's obviously telling Emily.'
He would do anything to be on Emily's good side.
Do you think there's a chance we could be friends again?
Yeah. BFFs forever.
I just feel like I've lost something
that I didn't even know was so important to me.
What were you two lovebirds talking about?
Lovebirds? Please, I was trying to pump him for information.
They've been hugging, they've been talking
so I definitely think Emily likes Eldon,
even if she won't admit it.
We need to get Michelle out of the studio.
I just don't know how.
I know, right? What do we do?
I don't know, she's such a goody two-shoes.
-I have an idea.
-What are they doing?
That's Michelle's phone.
I feel like it's time for someone to do something about Michelle
and, if no-one else is going to do it, I will.
MOBILE PHONE BEEPS
-That's so mean.
I have no clue what they are up to.
It must be something bad cos all three of them are involved.
You're an E-Girl, you can talk to them, figure out what they're doing.
E-Girl rule 39 is to always report gossip.
She's going to go down with this, you know that, right?
Didn't look like nothing.
The fact that Emily's not giving anything up to Chloe
just proves that she's up to something,
because she would tell
her E-Girls anything.
All right, buddy. You know the drill.
Sample math test, bring it to me when you're done, all right?
-Oh, serious, man?
My final math exam is tomorrow.
Chris wants to make sure that I'm focused on it
so my mom doesn't pull me out.
We're at the peak season and if she pulls him...
it ain't going to be good.
So, I gave the practice test so he can be prepared for the real test.
Look, chapter four underneath the word problem you'll find the answer.
And with that practice test I kind of slip in some answers
here and there just to help him out.
Emily, James is going to be sitting this round out.
So keep in mind his spacing, OK?
OK. Why is he sitting out?
That's between me and James. Just worry about the dance, OK?
-Sounds good. Thank you.
The team's fragmented. James is working on his math.
Emily and Michelle are bickering back and forth.
The dancers aren't ready. The routine isn't ready.
Just so close to regionals.
One, two, three, four...
All right, ladies, let's see some technique.
Can I get a little energy maybe?
Can I see some full-out dancing for once?
It's like that never happens in this studio!
This rehearsal is horrible.
I'm thinking, she's crazy.
I'm hoping that she gets the point
and feels my eyes going like this on the back of her neck.
Stop! St... Are you guys serious?
That is so messy!
Just...go to the beginning!
She's particularly harsh this time. I mean, Emily knows something's up
and she's taking it out on the rest of the dancers, which isn't fair.
Hurry it up, Riley!
We're going from the top and I want it full-out.
One, two, three, four, turn out your legs!
Emily's in a really bad mood.
I'm kind of happy I'm just out on this one.
Do you call this dancing?
You all look like you're marking it.
You know, I'm getting pretty sick and tired of Emily.
We're working so hard on a dance that we don't even believe in.
Stop. Ju... Stop.
That is supposed to be in sequence, as in all together!
You are acting like J-Troupe. Go back to the beginning!
-She's on to us.
I don't know how Emily found out about us,
but I don't want her to know yet. I'm not ready yet.
We're in big trouble.
# In the quiet
# In the moonlight
# Can we go, we go, we go, we go... #
So, um, how was the math test?
'Uh, I had my final math exam this morning'
and it went, uh... pretty much how I expected.
I killed it. It was fine.
No. No, you're lying to me.
No, I killed it, for real.
'I know James is lying because I know James.'
I mean, he can't put anything passed me.
No, you're lying to me.
Can you please just be straight with me? Come on.
-Just be straight with me.
All right. I might have done a little bad on it.
How much is a little bad?
-It was a small test, though.
-You failed the test?
I swear it was small.
It was small, was it really that small?
Yeah, but 5+4=9.
OK, that's great, but that's like grade-one math.
-That means I'll pass the next one.
'I messed up horribly.'
I mean, I let my whole team down. That's just not me.
I'm being serious, was it that small of a test that it won't matter,
won't affect your grade?
No, it was kind of big, actually.
-Don't worry about it, though.
-This is not funny.
What does this mean?
Um, I'm getting pulled from the studio.
I'm going to miss dance so much
and, like, I'm not going to see Riley every day.
Like, it's going to be tough.
-That's math right there. For real.
Don't even worry about it.
If James left I would be pretty upset.
I mean, we've gotten really close lately
and I need him...
Well, we need him for regionals.
What's up, Emily?
I don't even know if I should tell you this, Ms Kate.
Emily, is something going on?
Remember when you told us to come to you
if there is anything, like, bullying?
Of course! Is someone bullying you?
I think Stephanie's plan is brilliant.
I know it's mean, I know it's low,
but it'll be, "Bye-bye, Michelle",
and, "Hello, old dance life."
Michelle has been sending me really horrible text messages.
We're going to get to the bottom of this.
In my office now.
I am so nervous right now.
I know Emily knows about the dance,
so I really hope she didn't rat us out.
What do you have to say for yourself?
Apparently you've been sending her not-so-nice text messages.
Horrible text messages.
I promise you, I didn't do that. I wouldn't never do that.
It says it's from Michelle.
Listen, Michelle, here at the Next Step Studio
we don't tolerate bullying. Right, Ms Kate?
You don't tolerate bullying? Then why are you lying?
You sent those to me last night and they really hurt, OK?
Ladies, what's going on?
She's lying to you, that's what's going on!
Why would I lie about this?
I don't know what to believe any more.
Michelle tells me she's not sending the text messages,
Emily tells me she is. One of them has to be lying.
OK, how are we going to get to the bottom of this, hmm?
-Let's go check her cubby, Ms Kate.
It's not in there. Someone must have taken my phone.
-It's not in there.
-Well, we'll see, OK?
Yeah, and I'm sure we'll go check.
I'm obviously being set up by Emily.
I'm really hurt that she would do that to me.
I can't believe I am doing this.
My two best dancers, and here I am settling a dispute.
I think Kate should hurry up and find it so we can get this over with.
It's not in here.
When I can't find the phone in Michelle's bag,
immediately I know what happened.
They knew what we were doing and they played us.
I saw the E-Girls with Michelle's phone.
I went over there, checked it out,
saw what they did, so I took her phone and hid it.
When I see the look on Emily's face,
I find it so funny to watch her just go through that.
What's really going on?
This clearly isn't about just a text message.
Ever since you've been here things have been messed up.
And now you all are going behind my back
and choreographing another regionals routine.
Is this true?
Emily's a horrible dance captain.
You're bossy, you're rude, you yell at people,
you don't include anyone's ideas!
You make us not even want to dance.
So what? I don't include people's moves? They're not good moves.
A good dance captain doesn't tear the team apart.
Oh, and your routine didn't do that?
I obviously have been in a cave,
cos I had no idea it was that bad here.
Listen, I'm tired of this.
This is what's going to happen.
Michelle, we're going to see your routine. You guys ready?
-You want to show me your routine?
And each dancer will vote if they want Michelle as dance captain.
Do we accept those terms?
Good. Michelle, let's see your routine.
We've created this whole plan to overthrow Emily,
and it's all coming down to this very moment.
All right, let's see what you've got.
I'm really excited to perform the dance
just to show the whole team what we've got.
Michelle's trying to overthrow me as dance captain and, honestly,
good luck to her, because it's not happening.
# You're the hook in my favourite song
# You're the rhythm that drives me along-long-long
# Gotta turn you up to turn me on
# It's magnetic... #
Honestly, Michelle choreographing this new routine behind my back
isn't as hurtful as everyone else joining in.
I mean, people I've grown up with are in there, my sister's in there.
# Addicted to you, to you
# There's nothing that I won't do, won't do
# To see you I'm so addicted to you, to you
# I only really want to, want to Be near you... #
When we're doing the dance, I can see right through Emily,
and I know she's killing herself inside.
Seeing Michelle's dance, I mean, there's nothing great about it.
It can't compare to Emily's.
Honestly, I think the dance is amazing
and I really think it has a chance of beating Emily.
# I'm the light on at your place
# I'm a bird on the wire
# And as hard as I try
# As I try to forget you
# I can't get you out of my mi-mi-mind
# I need you like candy
# I need you like Addicted to you, to you
# And everything that you do
# To show me what you're all about
# Now, would you, would you Walk over to me?
# I need you like candy
# I need you like candy
# I need you like Addicted to you, to you, to you... #
Everybody's killing the moves.
We're killing the dance, you know? We're kicking butt.
# Now, would you, would you Walk over to me? #
'Kate looks impressed, Chris looks impressed, Emily does not,
'which is a good sign.'
# I need you like candy
# Oh oh oh oh-oh
# Oh oh oh-oh
# Oh oh oh oh-oh
# I need you like
# I'm addicted to you
# There's nothing that I can do
# About it. #
Nicely done, dancers.
Watching them there, just all smiling
and doing the best they can
to take everything I've ever worked for away from me?
That's really hard.
-Great job, guys!
Yeah, really good job, guys, really good.
'I'm not really sure at this point who's going to win dance captain.
'I know that Emily's been working really hard, but so have I,'
'and she's earned her spot as dance captain,'
but so have I.
OK, dancers, that was great.
-Amazing work, guys. Amazing work.
So, who do you want to be your dance captain?
'I vote for Emily because she's my best friend
'and no matter what happens, wrong or right,'
I will always stand by her because that's just the friend that I am.
That's one for Emily.
I thought for the longest time that I wanted to be part of the E-Girls,
and now that I know what it's all about
I'm ready for something better
and I think Michelle could be an amazing dance captain.
And three for Michelle.
'I'm feeling a little caught in the middle.
'On one hand, there's Michelle, who has this awesome routine,
'and there's Emily, who has only one vote.'
I could see Emily's reign's coming to an end.
So...I want to protect myself.
Are you serious?
'I'm in shock. I mean, that's my sister.'
Does she honestly hate me that much?
All right, Eldon.
You have the last vote, buddy.
Michelle's already won.
I mean, she has majority,
but I still have a choice to make and it's...
It's tearing me up inside.
Eldon, you have to vote.
Emily has hurt me one too many times
and somehow I have to put her behind me.
When Eldon votes for Michelle, honestly, I'm so proud of him.
It's like he just grew up.
It's like Eldon just grew up right there.
It's OK, girl.
I feel lost.
Like, I could have done something more to prevent this.
Like, I could have been better, tried harder,
done things differently, I guess.
Emily, I hope that you can now be a team player
and I won't hear any complaints out of you.
I didn't think it was going to be this hard.
You know, seeing it all happen is a lot harder
than just planning it behind the scenes.
But I know it has to be done.
it looks like we've got a new dance captain.
And a new regional routine.
I'm so, so happy.
We're going to win regionals. Michelle's the best choice.
She's the better dance captain. She listens to everybody.
You know, it's not about you, it's about the team.
It's great but also it's bittersweet,
because I don't get to enjoy it.
I'm getting pulled from the studio.
I'm so excited and the future of the Next Step Studio looks really bright.
-Get some rest.
I'm so stoked.
I mean, I'm the new dance captain!
I'm so proud. And, regionals, here we come!